Monthly Archives: May 2004

VIRAL MARKETING

©2004 – The Caring Enterprise Coach I‘ve been approached by a major US book publisher to write a book on New Collaborative Enterprises, with the rather unwieldy working title shown above, and also by several universities to develop a Distance … Continue reading

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WHY IS KERRY HOLDING BACK ON BUSH’S DISREGARD FOR THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS?

There has been a lot of discussion lately, at least in moderate and left-wing circles, about the growing evidence of the Bush Regime’s deliberate abrogation of the Geneva Conventions, on the basis that respecting it compromises the ‘war on terror’. … Continue reading

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ESSENTIAL READING

Here are five amazing articles, all from great writers and/or great investigative reporters: George Soros on The Bubble of American Supremacy — Soros argues that “the supremacist ideology of the Bush Administration stands in opposition to the principles of an … Continue reading

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HELP YOURSELF

Here’s a small potpourri of helpful hints and links: Increase your personal intellectual capital: Jay Cross at Internet Time has these suggestions for thinking and acting smarter: Set out your goals for the rest of your life, and plan to … Continue reading

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THINKING OUT LOUD

A good friend told me it’s time for me to stop procrastinating, stop writing about 1000 different subjects, focus, and get off my ass and do something. I left my employer of 27 years, five months ago, because I could … Continue reading

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THAT DON’T IMPRESS ME MUCH

I never knew a guy who carried a mirror in his pocket And a comb up his sleeve –  just in case And all that extra-hold gel in your hair oughtta lock it ‘Cause Heaven forbid it should fall outta … Continue reading

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CANADA’S DEMOCRATIC BALANCING ACT

Recently I lamented the US Supreme Court’s legitimization of the heinous process of gerrymandering — the rigging of the boundary-setting of political constituencies in each state by the party in power so that even unpopular incumbents are guaranteed re-election and … Continue reading

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ASSESSING YOUR OWN JOB PERFORMANCE

Most employees anticipate the annual ‘performance review’ with dread. The fact that this is a ‘fear of the unknown’ dread says a great deal about how poorly most managers communicate job performance to their staff. John Lees, an HR professional … Continue reading

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CULTURAL METAMORPHOSIS

Regular readers of this blog know that I believe we’re headed for ecological catastrophe, driven by the double whammy of overpopulation and accelerating resource consumption (depicted on the charts above, with the red and green lines marking maximum and ideal … Continue reading

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PAYBACK

There is something diabolical about the pleasure we humans receive in exacting revenge. We love to see someone who we think has wronged us get their come-uppance. We flock to movies and get suckered in by television programs that set … Continue reading

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